Fiji Time: 3:55 PM on Saturday 22 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Call to increase production

Salaseini Moceiwai
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

CROP and livestock farmers in the North have been urged to increase their commodity production as part of efforts to meet the demand.

Farmers from the provinces of Cakaudrove, Bua and Macuata were part of a forum organised by the Fiji Crop and Livestock Council and the Agriculture Ministry in Labasa yesterday.

Speaking to the farmers, Department of Animal Health and Production's senior agriculture officer Naini Matakaiwai said they had drawn up plans to benefit farmers in the North.

"We are liaising with the authorities to help farmers boost their livestock and crop farming here in the North," she said.

"For livestock farmers, the government would like to see you produce more meat.

"We have also initiated bee farming for farmers in Kubulau, Udu and Seaqaqa and it is progressing well so far."

The establishment of the Northern Livestock Council and its sub-committees and members were also discussed at the forum.

The farmers also had the opportunity to glance through the proposed council's constitution.

The constitution states the council will promote the development of each of the commodity markets, farm and product quality standards to name a few.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Biman: Budget boring
  2. Biggest share
  3. Nine retained
  4. Dragon's embrace
  5. Blind faces 'long' lay-off
  6. Free education extended
  7. Biggest pie goes to FRA
  8. Tonga to forge new partnership
  9. Pacific Islands and China
  10. The priority areas

Top Stories this Week

  1. Tourist's death: Murder accused to appear in court Monday (17 Nov)
  2. Stabbed to death Tuesday (18 Nov)
  3. Lover's alibi Sunday (16 Nov)
  4. Prime Minister Modi arrives in Fiji Wednesday (19 Nov)
  5. Kill victim cried for help Tuesday (18 Nov)
  6. The man behind the scene Monday (17 Nov)
  7. Bula Mr Modi Wednesday (19 Nov)
  8. Man found unconscious, dies in hospital Monday (17 Nov)
  9. Modi-fied Thursday (20 Nov)
  10. Modi announces visa on arrival for Fiji people Wednesday (19 Nov)